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Warsaw. Paramedics protest. The LPR helicopter landed at Aleje Jerozolimskie

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Due to the lack of an available ambulance, a helicopter from the Polish Medical Air Rescue was dispatched to a person suspected of having a stroke in Aleje Jerozolimskie. The busy artery was blocked for some time. The paramedics have been protesting in Warsaw since Wednesday and helicopters are being sent to some of the incidents.

As established by the reporter of tvnwarszawa.pl Mateusz Szmelter, a helicopter from the Polish Medical Air Rescue was dispatched to the incident in Aleje Jerozolimskie. Its landing was secured by the fire brigade. During the operation of the services, Aleje Jerozolimskie in front of the Western Railway Station in the direction of Italy was blocked.

– One LPR helicopter was dispatched to a young woman over 30, who had a suspected stroke. Our rescuers secured its landing. They also provided the woman with first aid, and then transferred her to the care of the LPR team – Łukasz Płaskociński from the Warsaw fire brigade told us.

In turn, LPR spokeswoman Justyna Sochacka confirmed that the LPR had been ordered for this event because the ambulance was not available.


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Rescuers protest

September 1, as previously announced, began in Warsaw paramedics protestwho protest against low wages and poor working conditions. On Wednesday, many of them did not come to work, and as a result – according to unofficial information – at least 40 out of 80 teams did not go to work with patients. In turn, a spokeswoman for the Mazowieckie voivode stated that 31 teams were inactive that day. The situation was so serious that, due to the lack of ambulances that day, LPR helicopters were also available in the capital for some incidents.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl

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